The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 17, 2005 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 336 pages
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The Tarot is one of the few books that cuts through conventional misperceptions to explore the Tarot deck as it really developed in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Europe-not, as some would suggest, in the far reaches of Egyp-tian antiquity. Mining the Hermetic, alchemical, and Neoplatonic influences behind the evolution of the deck, author Robert M. Place provides a historically grounded and compelling portrait of the Tarot's true origins, without overlooking the deck's mystical dimensions.

Indeed, Place uncommonly weds reliable historiography with a practical understanding of the intuitive help and divinatory guidance that the cards can bring. He presents techniques that offer new and valuable ways to read and interpret the cards. Based on a simple three-card spread, Place's approach can be used by either the seasoned practitioner or the new inquirer.

 


  

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Review: The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination

User Review  - James - Goodreads

This book presents some fascinating information--most books on the tarot only describe their interpretations of the cards, but Place has obviously done considerable research to bolster his claims. It ... Read full review

Review: The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination

User Review  - Allie - Goodreads

fascinating, even if you're not interested in the tarot specifically. Place's research and insights into Neoplatonism and symbolism in early Renaissance art makes this well worth the read. Read full review

Contents

THE SEPHER YETZIRAH
THE CHRISTIAN KABALAH
THE RENAISSANCE REVIVAL
THE KABALISTIC TAROT
NEOPLATONISM
PLATO THE MYSTIC
THE TAROT AND THE THREE PARTS OF THE SOUL
THE TRIUMPH

THE TAROT OF MARSEILLES
TAROT AND DIVINATION
THE MODERN TAROT
OCCULTISTS DISCOVER THE TAROT
THE EGYPTIAN TAROT
DE GÉBELINS ILLUSTRATIONS
COMTE DE MELLETS ESSAY
SEPARATING THE KERNELS FROM THE CHAFF
ALEXANDRIA
THE BOOK OF THOTH
ALCHEMY
RENAISSANCE AND MODERN HERMETICISM
SIX QUALITIES OF HERMETICISM
THE FIRST MODERN TAROT DECK
THE GRAND ETTEILLA TAROT
THE KABALAH
ANCIENT ROOTS OF THE KABALAH
THE MYSTIC PATH
THE MINOR ARCANA
31
THE MAJOR ARCANA
46
THE MINOR ARCANA
71
THE THREECARD MESSAGE
129
THE SIX PATTERNS
131
FURTHER EXERCISES
140
MEDITATION
153
A FINAL READING
154
The History of the Tarot
155
The Mythical History of the Tarot
156
The Search for Meaning
157
Interpreting the Major and Minor Arcana
158
The WaiteSmith Tarot
159
Hieroglyphs from the SOUL
160
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